|Entrance to St. Andrew's Cemetery, Harbour Grace. Photo by Katie Crane.|
|A wonderful turnout for the cemetery workshop. Photo by Katie Crane.|
St. Andrew's Cemetery was sometimes referred to as the Merchants Cemetery as many of those interred within had some connection to the Merchant families of Harbour Grace.
One notable grave in the cemetery is this cast iron marker to Captain Bert Holst, the captain of a Norwegian schooner who took ill and died suddenly in 1871.
|Captain Bert Holst's cast iron headstone. Photo by Katie Crane.|
I found Captain Holst's death notice in the Harbor Grace Standard from December 6, 1871 on the Digital Archives Intiative.
|Captain Holst's death notice. Harbour Grace Standard 1871-12-06. Courtesy of the Digital Archives Initiative.|
|Joan Parsons Woods headstone. Forever Potting. Photo by Katie Crane.|
We accomplished a lot today, and I think we had a lot of fun despite the rain. An old English folk saying that Dale brought up today is particularly apt: "Happy is the bride the sun shines on. Happy is the corpse the rain falls on."
And I think I know why Dale felt so at home at this cemetery...
|Jarvis headstone. Photo by Katie Crane.|